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RE: Philosophy of Recording & Listening

"Sunday I heard an all-Chopin piano recital in the local library. It was a Steinway B in a small room. The pianist had a very wide dynamic range, mostly at the loud end, and the audience gave him a rousing standing ovation. I felt he overloaded the room and strained the piano to its limits."

Sad to say, some pianists are "bangers". A great artist adjusts the sound to the instrument and the venue rather than project his or her ego. A great artist can also get a big but clean sound out of a smaller piano as if by magic. It would seem that the Chopin recital was not what I would call a good performance, despite the applause. :-)

Tony Lauck

"Diversity is the law of nature; no two entities in this universe are uniform." - P.R. Sarkar

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